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07.07.08 18 Comments

Will Smiff continued his run of July 4th hegemony with his movie about a superpowered hobo that was probably created by John Hodgman. This despite the fact that apparently the ending makes no sense and everybody hates it. Could America’s tolerance for Hollywood bullshit be slaked? My $100 million Ethan Embry-helmed remake of The Discreet Charm of the Bourgeoisie will find out for sure.

Smith’s "Hancock," the story of a boozing, foul-mouthed superhero who dresses like a street bum, led the Fourth of July weekend with a $66 million premiere, according to studio estimates Sunday.

"Hancock" is Smith’s fifth movie to open at No. 1 over the Fourth of July, after "Men in Black," its sequel, "Independence Day" and "Wild Wild West." [AP]

Enough fat people put their anger aside and wandered into the air conditioned splendor of Wall-E theatres to give the movie another $33.4 million. With that kind of scratch, his army of R.O.B.s should another battalion or 12. (List of top 10 after the jump).

-Christmas Ape 

1. "Hancock," $66 million.

2. "Wall-E," $33.4 million.

3. "Wanted," $20.6 million.

4. "Get Smart," $11.1 million.

5. "Kung Fu Panda," $7.5 million.

6. "The Incredible Hulk," $4.9 million.

7. "Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystall Skull,"$3.9 million.

8. "Kit Kittredge," $3.6 million.

9. "Sex and the City," $2.3 million.

10. "You Don’t Mess With the Zohan," $2 million.

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